Aurélien Chedjou

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Aurélien Chedjou
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Personal information
Full name Aurélien Bayard Chedjou Fongang
Date of birth (1986-06-20) 20 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Galatasaray
Number 21
Youth career
1998–2002 Kadji Sports Academy
2002–2003 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Pau FC 2 (0)
2004–2006 Auxerre 4 (0)
2006–2007 Rouen 10 (1)
2007–2013 Lille 154 (10)
2013– Galatasaray 32 (5)
National team
2009– Cameroon 31 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 July 2014

Aurélien Bayard Chedjou Fongang (French pronunciation: ​[ɔʁeljɑ̃ ʃɛdʒu]; born 20 June 1986) is a Cameroonian football defender who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray and Cameroonian national team.

Club career[edit]

Chedjou signed for Lille at the start of the 2007-08 season, and over five years made over 150 league appearances for the club, helping them to a third Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France success in 2011. He scored his first UEFA Europa League goal on 21 October 2010 against Levski Sofia after a Stéphane Dumont assist to help his team to a 1-0 win.

His performances with Lille have led to him being scouted by several prominent European clubs. English club Newcastle United[1] Spanish side Valencia[2] have all declared their interests in the Cameroonian defender.

On 25 May 2013, Chedjou passed his medical and signed for four years with Galatasaray.

Chedjou played every minute of Galatasaray's UEFA Champions League campaign in his first season, scoring in the round of 16 home leg against Chelsea[3]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 September 2014.
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lille 2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09 26 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 30 0
2009–10 31 2 0 0 0 0 11 1 42 3
2010–11 34 1 6 1 1 0 8 2 49 4
2011–12 27 4 4 0 1 0 4 0 36 4
2012–13 34 3 3 0 2 0 7 1 46 4
Total 154 10 16 1 5 0 30 4 205 15
Galatasaray 2013–14 21 3 4 0 0 0 8 1 33 4
2014–15 11 2 1 0 1 0 5 0 18 2
Total 32 5 5 0 1 0 13 1 51 6
Career total 186 15 21 1 6 0 43 5 256 21

12011 Trophée des Champions notice: Including 1 competitive competitions.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 September 2013 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé  Libya
1-0
1-0
Friendly

Honours[edit]

Lille
Galatasaray

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